STURDY • EASY TO USE • DURABLE
Model No. 300102
SKU: 39-8585
ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASHER
OWNER’S MANUAL
QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS, MISSING PARTS?
Before returning to your retailer, visit our web site or call our customer service at
www.coleman-tools.com / 1-888-202-1118
PLEASE KEEP THE ORIGINAL BOX, PACKAGING AND RECEIPT. BEFORE
OPERATING THIS UNIT, PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND
RETAIN IT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. IF YOU MUST STORE YOUR PRESSURE
WASHER IN A PLACE WHERE THE TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 5oC, YOU MUST
APPLY WINTERIZING PROCEDURE TO PROTECT IT. FAILURE TO WINTERIZE
THE UNIT MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE PUMP AND VOID THE WARRANTY.
Purchase Date: _____________________
is a registered trademark of
he Coleman Company, Inc. used under license.
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© 2010 The Coleman Company, Inc.
Serial #: _______________________
version
300102E_V1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
STORE FOR EASY ACCESS
Technical specifications................................................................................................................... 1
Warranty............................................................................................................................................... 4
Keep the maintenance guide and manual at a safe and easy-to-access location
for future references. Operating and maintaining your unit appropriately allows it
to perform properly and last longer.
Important precautions – Read first!........................................................................................... 5
Safety features and electrical power information................................................................ 7
Parts and diagram list..................................................................................................................... 8
Assembly and operating instructions....................................................................................... 9
QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS, MISSING PARTS?
Before returning this unit to your retailer, please visit our website
www.coleman-tools.com or call our customer service at 1-888-202-1118.
Working with detergents.....................................................................................................13
Shutting down and cleaning up.........................................................................................14
Taking a break...........................................................................................................................14
Winterizing and long-term storage..........................................................................................16
Cleaning and maintenance ..........................................................................................................17
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................18
MAINTENANCE QUESTION?
We have included a maintenance guide with this start up guide to ensure
that you understand what you need to know in keeping your unit operating
at peak performance. The manual also has detailed instructions on how to
maintain this unit during winter and after daily usage.
NOTICE
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Pressure Washer Specifications
IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY DIFFICULTIES, REFER TO THE USER’S MANUAL
OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT www.coleman-tools.com OR CALL CUSTOMER
SERVICE AT 1-888-202-1118 FOR HELP.
Peak pressure: 1900 PSI
Power source requirement: 120 V / 60 Hz
Electrical cord: 23’ (7 m) 16 AWG
High-pressure hose: 20’ (6 m)
Water flow rate (at 100 PSI): 1.6 US GPM
Current drawn: 13 A
Inlet water: Cold tap water
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MAINTENANCE GUIDE
WARRANTY
Optimum Winterizing Procedure
Prepare the pressure washer for storage by running antifreeze
or pressure washer pump savers into the unit. This will keep the
internal parts lubricated, protected from rust, and prevent the pump
from freezing.
Use Pressure Washer Antifreeze (039-8602-0)
Store Indoor
Store the unit indoor during winter will help keep the internal parts
from freezing during cold weather.
WARNING
DAMAGES CAUSED BY FREEZING ARE NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE WINTERIZING PROCEDURE IN MANUAL TO
ENSURE YOUR UNIT IS READY FOR COLD WEATHER.
Proper Operations - Cleaning Connectors
Connections on pressure washer hoses, gun and spray wand should
be cleaned regularly and lubricated with engine oils of any grade or
pressure washer antifreeze solution.
Corrosive Solutions
Never use,
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Bleach, chlorine products and other corrosive chemicals
Liquids containing solvents (ie., paint thinners, gasoline, oils)
Tri-sodium phosphate products
Ammonia products
Acid-based products
These chemicals will harm the unit and will damage the surface
being cleaned.
LIMITED 1 YEAR WARRANTY
This pressure washer is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship
under normal residential use for one (1) year.
Specific warranty applies to:
• Electric motor and pump are warranted for one (1) year.
• Standard accessories and attachments including the gun, wand/hose and coupler are
warranted for a ninety (90) day period.
The warranty period is calculated from the date of purchase by the end user and covers
the cost for replacement parts/equipment. In order to verify a warranty situation a
copy of the original receipt or gift receipt must accompany the warranty claim, along
with the manufacturer’s serial number from the product. Any warranty claim, work, or
replacements given are to fulfill the terms of the original warranty period only.
The manufacturer‘s obligation under this warranty shall strictly be limited, at
manufacturer’s option, to replace any pressure washer or parts thereof, which in the
opinion of the manufacturer, shows defect in workmanship or material. All decisions
of Active Products with regard to this limited warranty shall be final. NO RETURNS or
REFUNDS will be allowed by the retailer or manufacturer. To make a warranty claim or
inquiry, you must call 1-888-202-1118. You must have the product serial number and receipt
information ready.
If defects should appear within one year of purchase, you may return the unit with your
receipt as proof of purchase to the place of purchase for an exchange of either a new or
refurbished unit, at manufacturer’s discretion. There will be no REFUNDS provided.
The warranty does NOT cover:
• Merchandise sold as reconditioned, used, demonstration or floor models.
• Any commercial, industrial or rental usage of this product. Any such usage will void the
implied warranty.
• Any product that has been damaged by freezing, dropping, misuse, neglect, accident,
abuse, improper handling, normal wear and tear, or non-compliance with the owner’s
manual.
• Any product that has been damaged by a contaminated water supply, water sediment
or chemicals/detergents that are not approved by or recommended by Active Products.
• Any product that has been damaged by acts of nature such as fires, floods, earthquakes,
lightening strikes, etc.
• Damage caused by repairs made by the end user or any service center not authorized
by Active Products. Any such tampering will void the implied warranty.
• Any cost for shipping by the customer or authorized service center of the allegedly
defective product.
• Any cost for shipping of replacement parts or accessories. Such shipping costs will be
borne in full by the end user.
• Any non-standard or bonus accessory/attachement included with the original product.
The manufacturer shall in no event be liable for injuries to persons or property, or for
incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of this
product. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly to misuse,
abuse, negligence or accidents; repairs or alterations; or lack of maintenance. The
manufacturer shall not be liable for any misrepresentations by stores, store employees, or
any parties, that make claims on this product.
This warranty is non-transferable and only applies to products that were sold in and
reside in Canada.
If you have any questions or comments, visit our web site at www.coleman-tools.com or
call our toll free customer service line at 1-888-202-1118.
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IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – READ FIRST
IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – READ FIRST
WARNING - Risk of Injury
WARNINGS
When using this product, basic precautions should always be followed:
• Read all the instructions before using the product.
• Water spray must never be directed toward any electric wiring, devices or directly
toward the pressure washer machine itself, or fatal electric shock may occur.
• To reduce the risk of injury, do not operate the machine near children.
• Learn how to stop the machine and release pressure quickly. Be thoroughly familiar
with the controls.
• Stay alert—watch what you are doing.
• For use with cold water supply only. Do not draw other liquids.
• The pressure washer should not be used in areas where gas vapours may be present.
An electric spark could cause an explosion or fire.
• To minimize the amount of water getting into the pressure washer, the unit should be
placed as far as possible from the cleaning site during operation.
• Avoid accidental starts. Shut power “OFF” before connecting or disconnecting cord to
electrical outlets.
• Do not operate the product when fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Do not stand on unstable surfaces. Stand with both feet balanced at all times.
• Prior to starting the pressure washer in cold weather, be sure ice has not formed on
any part of the equipment.
• Never carry your pressure washer by the cord.
• Do not pull on the cord to disconnect from the outlet.
• To allow free air circulation, the pressure washer should not be covered during
Do Not Direct Discharge Stream at Persons.
•High-pressure jet can be dangerous if misused.
•The jet must not be directed at persons, animals, electrical devices,
or the unit itself.
WARNING - Risk of Explosion
•Do not spray flammable liquids.
•Do not use acids and solvents in this product.
•These products can cause physical injuries to the operator and irreversible
damage to the machine.
CAUTION - Gun Kicks Back
•Hold with both hands.
• The trigger gun safety lock prevents the trigger from being engaged
accidentally.
• The safety feature DOES NOT lock trigger in the ON position.
WARNING - Risk of Electric Shock
•Inspect cord before using - do not use if cord is damaged.
•Keep all connections dry and off the ground.
•Do not touch plug with wet hands.
•Do not use extension cords longer than 50’ (15.2 m). Only use 12 or 14 AWG
rated extension cords.
operation.
• Keep operating area clear of people and pets.
• Follow the maintenance instructions specified in the manual.
If replacement of the plug or cord is needed, use only identical replacement parts.
• This product or its power cord contains lead, a chemical known to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after use.
WARNINGS
•Do not use with flammable liquids and toxic chemicals.
•Injection Hazard: Equipment can cause serious injury if the spray penetrates the skin.
•Do not point the gun at anyone or any part of the body. In case of penetration, seek
medical aid immediately.
•This system is capable of producing high pressure as rated in the Technical
Specifications. To avoid rupture and injury, do not operate this machine with
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
In a double-insulation product, two systems of insulation are provided instead
of grounding. No grounding is provided on a double-insulated product, nor
should a means for grounding be added to the product. Servicing a doubleinsulated product requires extreme care and knowledge of the system, and
should be done only by qualified service personnel.
Replacement parts of a double-insulated product must be identical to the
parts they replace. A double-insulated product is marked with the words
“DOUBLE INSULATION” or “DOUBLE INSULATED”. The symbol “ ” may
also be marked on the product.
components rated less than the unit itself (including but not limited to spray guns,
hose and hose connections).
•Before servicing, cleaning or removal of any parts, shut “OFF” power and
relieve pressure.
•Do not spray electrical apparatus and wiring.
•If connection is made to a portable water system, the system must be protected
against backflow.
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SAFETY FEATURES & ELECTRICAL POWER INFORMATION
PARTS AND DIAGRAM LIST
The pressure washer is equipped with a stop device that will sense when the trigger on
the gun is released. It will open the power circuit to the motor, and cause the pressure
washer motor to stop. The motor will start again when the trigger is pulled.
WARNING
The pressure washer is also equipped with a main power “ON/OFF” switch located on
the unit. It should always be moved to the “OFF” position when the pressure washer
is not being used to prevent possible injury or damage.
DANGER
Improper connection of power outlet can result in a risk of electric shock. Check
with a qualified electrician or service personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the
outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the product—If it
will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Do not
use any type of adaptor with this product.
Extension Cords
If possible, do not use extension cords with this product. However, if you must use one,
observe all of the warnings and instructions listed below:
WARNING
Extension cords are not recommended unless they are plugged into a ground fault
circuit-interrupter (GFCI) found in circuit boxes or protected receptacles.
Use a sufficient gauge:
Maximum cable length: 50’ (15.2 m). Only use 12 or 14 AWG rated extension cords.
• Use only extension cords that are intended for outdoor use. These extension cords
are identified by a marking that reads “Acceptable for use with outdoor appliances;
store indoors while not in use.”
• Use only extension cords having an electrical rating not less than the rating of the
product.
• Do not use damaged extension cords. Examine extension cord before using and
replace if damaged. Do not abuse extension cord and do not yank on any cord to
disconnect.
• Keep cord away from heat and sharp edges.
• Always disconnect the extension cord from the receptacle before disconnecting the
product from the extension cord.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, keep all connections dry and off the ground. Do
not touch plug with wet hands.
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Item No.
Qty.
A2
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Part Name
Parts Number
A1
1
Quick-connect coupling
300102-030-0003
A2*
1
Inlet adaptor
300102-030-0002
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Needle (for nozzle cleaning)
300102-062-0002
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High-pressure hose
300102-020-0004
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1
Spray tips (3pcs.)
300102-020-0001
F
1
Spray gun
300102-020-0003
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Quick-connect wand
300102-020-0002
* Inlet adaptor comes pre-attached on the water inlet.
CAUTION
This machine has been designed for use with detergents that are specifically
approved for pressure washer use. The use of other cleaning detergents may affect
the operation of the machine and void the warranty.
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Surface Preparation
Before starting any cleaning task, it is important to inspect the area for objects that
could create a hazard. Remove any objects from the work area that could be tripped
over, such as toys or outdoor furniture. Ensure that all doors and windows are closed
tightly.
Water Supply (Cold Water Only)
Only draw water through the unit. For use with cold water supply only. Water hose
must be at least a 1/2” (13 mm) in diameter. Flow rate of water supply must not fall
below 2 US GPM (US gallons per minute) [7.6 LPM (litres per minute)]. Flow rate can
be determined by running the water for one minute into an empty 5-gallon (19 L)
container. The water supply temperature must not exceed 104°F (40°C).
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Recommendation for
spray tip usage:
Red
0°
For tough spots &
grimes (e.g. concrete
surface)
Yellow
CAUTION
• Never use the pressure washer to draw in water contaminated with solvents
(e.g. paint thinners, gasoline, oil, etc.).
• Dirt in the water inlet will damage the unit. To avoid this risk, we recommend checking
the water filter (located inside the water inlet. To clean it out, see Maintenance section).
15°
To clean larger areas
(e.g. drive way)
• Always prevent debris from being drawn into the unit by using a clean water source
and an additional accessory water filter if required.
• To prolong the life of the unit, rest the unit for 5 minutes after every
30 minutes of use.
Black
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Low pressure
To apply detergent
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Attach high pressure hose to the
machine’s water outlet (hand tighten
only)
Attach high-pressure hose to the gun
assembly (hand tighten only)
Attach desired colour coded spray tip to wand. Ensure it is clicked in securely. Insert
wand into the gun. Hand tighten only.
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Completely unwind power cord and plug the
unit into an outlet.
Attach the inlet adaptor to the
machine’s water inlet (hand tighten
only).
Attach quick-connect coupling to
garden hose (hand tighten only) and
connect to inlet adaptor.
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CAUTION
Drain unit after each use
(for storage): remove water
connection, turn ON the
machine for a few seconds
and press gun trigger to
bleed remaining water in
the pump.
Turn OFF immediately.
OFF
Depress trigger until there is steady stream of
water.
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Attach garden hose to water supply
and turn water on
ON
Make sure the ON/OFF switch is on the
OFF position.
Start the pressure washer by turning ON/OFF
switch to ON.
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WORKING WITH DETERGENTS
Working with detergent ensures a quick soaking of the dirt, and allows the highpressure water to penetrate and remove the dirt more effectively. Always spray
detergent on a dry surface, do not pre-soak area. Wetting the surface first dilutes the
detergent and reduces its cleaning ability.
To apply detergents you must be operating at low pressure. This provides a gentle
application of detergent, with the pressure equivalent to the lowest garden hose. The
high-pressure setting is used for cleaning; you cannot apply detergents when working
at high pressure. Always test detergent in an inconspicuous area before use.
CAUTION
Only use cleaning detergents recommended for pressure washers.
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Allow detergent to remain on the surface for a short time before rinsing. Do not allow
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Rinse with clean water under high pressure. On a vertical surface, rinse from the bottom
detergent to dry on surface.
up, then rinse from the top down to avoid streaking. Hold nozzle 6-8” (15-20 cm) from
the work surface, at a 45° angle.
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When you have finished using the detergent injection system, fill detergent bottle with
clean water. Siphon water at low pressure for one minute, so that all detergent is flushed
through system. Remove detergent bottle, and rinse it until it is thoroughly cleaned.
CAUTION
Damage may occur to painted surface if chemical is allowed to dry on surface.
Wash and rinse a small section at a time. Avoid working on hot surfaces or in direct
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sunlight.
SHUTTING DOWN AND CLEANING UP
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(If you are not using detergent, go directly to Step 2.) When you have finished using the
detergent injection system, fill detergent bottle with clean water. Siphon water at low
pressure for one minute so that all detergent is flushed through system.
Pull the detergent suction tube out and insert it
into a detergent container.
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2 Disconnect the garden hose from the water inlet on the unit.
3 Press trigger to release any remaining water pressure.
4 Turn the switch to “OFF” (0) position.
5 Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
6 Engage gun safety lock.
WARNING
Turn off water supply and squeeze trigger to depressurize the unit. Failure to do so
could result in personal injury due to discharge of high-pressure water.
TAKING A BREAK
Attach the low-pressure spray tip (black) for
soap application.
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Turn on the pressure washer. Pull trigger to operate unit. The liquid detergent
will automatically mix with water, and be discharged through the nozzle. Apply
detergent to a DRY work surface, from bottom to top.
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If taking a break of five minutes or more:
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Engage gun safety lock.
2 Turn unit to “OFF” (O) position.
3 Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
Failure to clean properly will cause the detergent injection system to
become clogged and inoperable.
CAUTION
Never use:
• Bleach, chlorine products and other corrosive chemicals
• Liquids containing solvents (i.e., paint thinners, gasoline, oils)
• Tri-sodium phosphate products
• Ammonia products
• Acid-based products
These chemicals will harm the unit and will damage the surface being
cleaned.
WINTERIZING AND LONG-TERM STORAGE
Optimum Winterizing Procedure
Winterizing your pressure washer will help protect and prolong its life. We strongly
recommend you follow the below steps using Pressure Washer Antifreeze (039-8602-0).
This will keep the internal parts lubricated, protected from rust, and prevents the pump from
freezing.
1. Connect the pump saver hose onto the adaptor and quick-connect coupling.
2. Depress button on top of pump saver container.
3. Continue until fluid exits the pressure hose.
4. Remove the hose from pump inlet.
Quick Winterizing Procedure
If you cannot do the Optimum
Winterizing procedure, you can still
protect your pressure washer from winter
damage by doing the below:
1. Disconnect all water connections.
2. Turn on the machine for a few seconds,
until the remaining water in the pump
exits. Turn off immediately.
3. Do not allow high-pressure hose to
become kinked.
4. Store the machine and accessories in
a room that does not reach freezing
temperatures. Do not store near
furnace or other sources of heat as it
may dry out the pump seals.
PUMP SAVER
Recommended: Pressure Washer
Antifreeze (039-8602-0)
CAUTION
Drain gun assembly of any remaining water. Aim gun downwards and
squeeze trigger.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Connections
Connections on pressure washer hoses, gun and spray wand should be cleaned regularly and
lubricated with non-water soluble grease.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Disconnect the machine from the power source before making any repairs.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Motor will not start.
On/Off switch is in the
Turn switch to the “ON”
“OFF” (O) position.
( | ) position.
pressure to be too high and cleaning is
Power cord is not plugged in.
Plug in power cord.
immediately required. You can clean the
Extension cord is too long.
Replace extension cord with
spray tips by carefully inserting a needle, or
Extension cord is not proper
either a 25’ (7.6 m) 14/3
a thin, sharp instrument (i.e. paperclip) into
gauge.
gauge cord or a 50’ (15 m)
Spray Tips Only
Clogging of the spray tips causes the pump
the tip to rid it of deposits.
Extension cord is damaged.
Electrical outlet does not
Water Filter Screen
water inlet screen to protect the pump. If the
Tripped pressure washer
screen is not kept clean, the flow of water
the pump may be damaged.
1. To clean inner water screen, remove quick-
Try a different outlet.
supply adequate power.
The pressure washer is equipped with a
to the pressure washer will be restricted and
14/3 gauge cord.
Allow to cool, and restart unit.
circuit breaker.
Unit does not reach
Diameter of garden hose is
Replace with a 1” (25 mm) or
high pressure.
too small.
5/8” (16 mm) garden hose.
Water supply is restricted.
Check garden hose for
connector and remove the filter screen
kinks, leaks and blockage.
from the pump inlet.
2. Rinse screen until it is free of debris
and blockage.
3. Replace screen and quick-connector
immediately to prevent any foreign matter
from entering the pump.
Not enough water supply.
Open water source fully.
Power nozzle is in low-
Replace with desired high-
pressure position.
pressure tip.
Pump is sucking air.
Check that hoses and
fittings are airtight. Turn
“OFF” machine, and purge
pump by squeezing trigger
gun until a steady flow of
water emerges through
the nozzle.
Output pressure varies high
Not enough inlet water supply.
and low.
Turn water on fully. Check
garden hose for kinks, leaks
or blockage.
Pump is sucking air.
Check that hoses and
fittings are airtight. Turn
“OFF” machine, and purge
pump by squeezing trigger
gun until a steady flow of
water emerges through
the nozzle.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Output pressure varies high
Discharge nozzle is obstructed.
Blow out or remove debris
Motor buzzes but fails to run.
Supply voltage
Verify that only the pressure
below minimum.
washer is running on this
and low. (continued)
Detergent is not working.
with a fine needle.
Detergent container is empty.
Add more detergent.
Detergent bottle or suction
Check connections.
circuit.
System has residual pressure.
Detergent is too thick.
Dilute detergent.
Filter on detergent suction
Run warm water through
tube is clogged.
filter to remove build-up.
Damaged or clogged
Remove obstruction or
detergent suction tube.
replace detergent
release pressure, then turn
unit “ON”.
Use low pressure (black) tip.
Blow out or remove debris
Loose fittings.
Tighten fittings.
Missing/worn rubber washer.
Insert new washer.
Spray wand, extension, or
Spray nozzle not
Ensure quick-connect wand
nozzle leaks.
properly attached.
is attached securely.
attached and plug the unit
Call the Toll-Free Hotline.
for long periods.
with a fine needle.
Garden hose connection leaks.
Unplug any extension cords
extension cord.
directly into the outlet.
position.
Discharge nozzle is obstructed.
Voltage loss due to
Pressure washer not used
suction tube.
Nozzle is in high-pressure
Turn unit “OFF”, squeeze
trigger on spray wand to
tube not properly connected.
Residual friction among
Disconnect water supply
components. Unit might
and power ON for 2 to 3
hum.
seconds, repeat couple
times or until the motor
starts.
No water.
Quick-connect assembly is
Verify that Inlet adapter is
attached in reverse.
attached to machine’s water
inlet and that the quickconnect coupler is attached
Ensure spray tip is clicked in
Pump is noisy.
to garden hose.
securely.
Water supply is OFF.
Turn ON water supply.
Broken o-ring or plastic insert.
Call the Toll-Free Hotline.
Kink in the garden hose.
Remove kink in garden hose.
Pump is sucking air.
Check that hoses and
fittings are airtight. Turn off
machine and purge pump
by squeezing trigger gun
until a steady flow of water
IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY ADDITIONAL DIFFICULTIES NOT LISTED,
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.COLEMAN-TOOLS.COM
OR CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-202-1118 FOR HELP.
emerges through the nozzle.
Water leaks from pump
Loose fittings.
Check that all fittings are tight.
Water seals are damaged
Call the Toll-Free Hotline.
(up to 10 drops per minute
is permissible).
or worn.
Oil is dripping.
Oil seals are damaged or
Call the Toll-Free Hotline.
worn.
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